Pharmaceutical company Pfizer India has announced a 12-week paternity leave policy for its employees effective January 1, 2023.
The new leave policy can be availed by biological as well as adoptive fathers and offers them the flexibility to avail leaves over a period of two years.
The minimum number of leaves that can be availed in a single tranche is two weeks and the maximum is six weeks. In case of any complexity, the employee will be allowed to take additional leaves under Pfizer’s leave policies which include casual leave, elective holiday, and wellness days.
“We believe the future of a progressive workspace will be defined by practices that harness a people-first approach. The 12-week paternity leave policy will 0most certainly enable our male colleagues and their partners to cherish the experience and joyful moments of parenthood,” said Shilpi Singh, director people experience, Pfizer India.
Singh added that a progressive policy of this nature is the company’s endeavour to harness the power of equity at the workplace and enable both men and women to invest equal time in essaying their roles and responsibilities as a parent.